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  • Starting a Business in DC

    Starting a business is not for the weak of heart! In addition to having the confidence to follow your dream, research and planning are needed to understand the logistical puzzle of creating a successful business in DC. This workshop is a road map to opening a business in the District and introduces the various government departments that you'll be needing to know on your journey.

    Topics include:

    -Writing a business plan

    -Increasing your access to capital

    -Choosing a business structure; and

    -Understanding the licensing and permitting process

     

    Free Event

    Please note that we cannot accommodate attendees that are more than 15 minutes late

    Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 06:30 PM
    LEDC - DC Office in Washington, DC
    50 RSVPs
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  • Homebuyer Training - DC (English)

    Interested in buying your first home? 

    This class is given in English from our DC office. To take the class in Spanish, please register for a class at our MD office.  

    In this group workshop you will learn how to successfully navigate each step of the home-buying process in DC or Maryland and obtain a smart mortgage. You will also learn how your credit, personal budgeting, and personal finances impact your future success. LEDC invites a host of speakers --among them a loan officer, real estate agent, insurance agent, and home inspector - to provide an instructional walk-through of the homeownership process. Information will also be provided on programs to assist first-time homebuyers in DC and MD.  
    This training meets the requirements for lender and government programs that require first time homebuyer training. This is also a great class for people who do not qualify for assistance through the DC Home Purchase Assistance Program (HPAP). 
    (If you are a DC resident and are interested in learning whether you may qualify for HPAP assistance, sign up first for the “Orientation to First-time Home Buying and the Programs that can Help.”)

    Light breakfast and lunch are provided courtesy of the speakers.  

    We do not provide childcare please make the proper arrangements. 

     

    HPAP/EAHP/Inclusionary Zoning recipients & Citibank clients are required to RSVP through the phone. Please call 202-540-7401. 

    If above is not applicable every other participant will have to pay:

    Price: $50 for single & $75 for couple.

    There is no fee for individual counseling, following the training. 

     

     

     

    Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 08:45 AM
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  • Homebuyer Training -MD (English)

    Interested in buying your first home? 

    This class is given in English in our Maryland Office. If you would like to take the English class in our DC office please sign up under the DC office location.  To take the class in Spanish, please register for  that class.  

    In this group workshop you will learn how to successfully navigate each step of the home-buying process in DC or Maryland and obtain a smart mortgage. You will also learn how your credit, personal budgeting, and personal finances impact your future success. LEDC invites a host of speakers --among them a loan officer, real estate agent, insurance agent, and home inspector - to provide an instructional walk-through of the homeownership process. Information will also be provided on programs to assist first-time homebuyers in DC and MD.  
    This training meets the requirements for lender and government programs that require first time homebuyer training. 

    Light breakfast and lunch are provided courtesy of the speakers.  

    We do not provide childcare please make the proper arrangements. 

     

    LEDC HPAP/EAHP/Inclusionary Zoning recipients & Citibank clients please call  the office to register.  

    Price: $50 for one person or $75 per couple.

    There is no fee for individual counseling, following the training. 

     

     

     

    Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 09:00 AM · $50.00 USD
    LEDC-Wheaton Office in Wheaton, MD
    3 RSVPs
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  • Cómo iniciar su negocio de comida (Baltimore, Maryland)

    Aprenda los pasos para iniciar un negocio de comida desde su casa, en un espacio público o en un establecimiento. Conozca los recursos disponibles y herramientas para administrar negocios de comida.

    Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 10:00 AM · 19 rsvps
    Impact Hub in Baltimore, MD
    19 RSVPs
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  • Charla Informativa de Negocios - Wheaton MD

     

    En esta charla le informaremos sobre los pasos para abrir su propio negocio. Se cubrirán temas como:

    Fuentes de financiamiento

    Preparación personal

    Plan de negocios

    Registros y licencias

    Asimismo, aprenderá de los servicios de apoyo que ofrece LEDC. Por último, ¡conocerá a los otros futuros empresarios en su ciudad!

     

     

    Expositora: María Jiménez

     

    Cupo: Limitado

     

    Costo: Gratis

     

    Thursday, March 01, 2018 at 04:00 PM
    LEDC - Wheaton MD in Silver Spring, MD
    6 RSVPs
    sold out
  • Cómo Empezar Su Negocio - DC

    ¿Quiere abrir su propio negocio en Washington?

    En este entrenamiento, recibirá información general sobre el proceso de iniciar un negocio en DC. Algunos de los temas que se incluye son:

    -Determinar si está listo para empezar su negocio

    -Identificar una idea con potencial de crecimiento

    -Aprender cómo escribir un plan de negocio

    -Dónde conseguir financiamiento para su negocio

    -Navegar el procedimiento de obtener licencias y permisos

     

     Evento Sin Costo

    Thursday, March 01, 2018 at 06:00 PM · 5 rsvps
    LEDC - Oficina en DC in Washington, DC
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  • HPAP Orientation: Introduction to First-Time Home Buying and the Programs that can Help! (English)

    Interested in buying a home but don’t know if you can?

    This orientation provides an introduction to the homebuying process and to DC and first time homebuyer assistance programs. In DC the Home Purchase Assistance Program (HPAP) provides up to $84,000 in down payment and closing costs assistance. Find out what you qualify for and learn about next steps in the homebuying process. Take this first step on the road to homeownership - free of charge.

     

    SATURDAYS: The orientation in English takes place from 9:00 am-10:30 am. The orientation in Spanish will take place from 11:30 am-1 pm. 

    TUESDAYS: The orientation in English takes place from 9:30 am-11:00 am. The orientation in Spanish takes place from 11:30 am-1 pm. 

     

    **Please arrive 5-10 minutes before the class begins.  If you are 15 minutes late you will need to register for the next class.**

     

     

    Saturday, March 03, 2018 at 09:00 AM
    MANNA, INC in Washington, DC
    13 RSVPs
  • Orientación de HPAP: ¡Introducción al Proceso de Comprar una Casa y Los Programas para Ayudarle! – DC (Español)

    ¿Pensando en comprar su primera casa pero no sabe si se puede?

    Esta orientación provee una introducción al proceso de comprar una casa y los programas para compradores de casa por primera vez en DC. El Programa para Compradores de Casa por Primera Vez (HPAP en sus siglas en inglés) ofrece hasta $84,000 en asistencia financiera para los costos de cierre y enganche. Averigüe por cuanto puede calificar y sobre los próximos pasos en el proceso de comprar su casa. Tome este primer paso en el camino hacia ser dueño de casa - gratis.

    Sábados: La orientación en Inglés se realizará entre 9:30 am-11 am. La orientación en Español se realizará entre 11:30 am-1 pm.

    Martes: La orientación en Inglés se realizará entre 9:00 am-10:30 am. La orientación en Español se realizará entre 11:30 am-1 pm.

    Saturday, March 03, 2018 at 11:30 AM
    MANNA, INC in Washington, DC
    2 RSVPs
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  • ¡Orientación al Proceso de Comprar una Casa y Los Programas que pueden Ayudarle! – MD (Español)

    ¿Pensando en comprar su primera casa pero no sabe si se puede?

    Esta orientación provee una introducción al proceso de comprar una casa y los programas para compradores de casa por primera vez de MD. El programa My Home ofrece asistencia financiera para los costos de cierre y el enganche dependiendo en su ingreso y el precio de la casa. Averigüe por cuanto puede calificar y sobre los próximos pasos en el proceso de comprar su casa. Tome este primer paso en el camino hacia ser dueño de casa - gratis.

    4:00 – 5:30 con un grupo en Español y un grupo en Ingles.

    Wednesday, March 07, 2018 at 04:00 PM
    LEDC - Wheaton Office in Wheaton, MD
    1 RSVPs
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  • Women's Empowerment Program - Pathways to #HerBusiness: lessons and inspirations from female entrepreneurs

    Celebrate International Women’s Day with Empowered Women International!

    On the eve of International Women's Day, join us for an insightful evening with empowered female entrepreneurs and business owners, learn from and network with female founders, get inspired and discover ideas that will bring your business or business idea to a new level.

    We will be holding a panel discussion with inspiring female founders who will talk about their journey to success and share their stepping stones towards turning their passions into a profitable enterprise.

    The event will be a wonderful opportunity for aspiring female entrepreneur to learn insights of successfully operating a business!

    The panel discussion will be followed by a Q&A and a speed networking session for our guests.

    Our panelists:

    Monica Kang

    Monica Kang is a creative educator who is transforming today’s workforce through the power of creativity. As the Founder and CEO of InnovatorsBox®, Monica teaches creativity in a tangible, practical, and relatable way regardless of industry or job title. She has worked with clients worldwide including Fortune 500 companies, higher education, government, and nonprofits. Monica’s work has been awarded across numerous platforms, including The White House, Ashoka Changemakers, National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC), and Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). Driven by her lifelong love of knowledge, she is also an adjunct professor at BAU International University where she teaches entrepreneurship and leadership.

    Prior to InnovatorsBox®, Monica was a nuclear nonproliferation policy expert in international affairs. She holds an M.A. from SAIS Johns Hopkins University in Strategic Studies and International Economics and a B.A. from Boston University.

    Karen Maria Alston

    An entrepreneur, female founder, marketer, brand expert, women’s leadership advocate and authenticity guru, Karen Maria Alston is an award-winning proven expert. She is affectionately known as The Advertising Diva or for her hashtag #beingkarenalston. In 2002, Karen stepped out on faith, left her job at America Online to follow her passion and create Alston Marketing Group now d/b/a AM+G Marketing Communications. (www.alstonmarketing.com)

    In 2015, Karen added to her entrepreneurial endeavors and founded the innovative women’s empowerment and professional educational leadership development platform, The Spectrum Circle. (www.thespectrumcircle.com) The Spectrum Circle is growing exponentially and has held several notable events in the Washington, DC area featuring a plethora of local and nationally recognized exceptional women sharing authentic leadership stories of navigating the glass ceiling and learned experiences.

    Anjali Varma

    Anjali Varma is an online influencer and business coach for female entrepreneurs. She coaches small businesses on marketing, strategy, and branding to help them launch their new business or take their existing business to the next level. She hosts local & virtual mastermind groups, an online community (Mompreneur Tribe Facebook Group), a weekly Facebook Live show, and local meetups to connect, educate, and inspire female entrepreneurs. Anjali is a TV spokesperson appearing regularly on DC and Baltimore stations including Fox 5 DC, WUSA 9, NBC 4. She is also the owner of Kidville Bethesda, a children's franchise in downtown Bethesda. She holds an an MBA from NYU Stern School Of Business as well as a BBA from the University of Michigan. You can find Anjali at AnjaliVarma.com, in her MompreneurTribe Facebook Group and on Instagram & Twitter @AnjVarma.

    Panel Moderator

    Whitney Parnell is a rising black millennial activist, and the Co-Founder and CEO of Service Never Sleeps (SNS), a nonprofit that mobilizes communities to promote “Allyship”—An active way of life that exercises bridge-building to ensure equality, opportunity, and inclusion for everyone. Whitney is also releasing social justice album this fall, titled What Will You Do. The album uses empathy as a call to action, and all proceeds will go toward SNS. Whitney is excited to create a movement of service and Allyship by igniting social change through mass civic engagement, bridge-building, and empathy.

    When: Wed March 7th, 6-8pm

    Location: WeWork Crystal City, 2221 S Clark St, 12th Fl, Arlington, VA 22202 (free parking after 4p; located 5 minutes from Crystal City Metro)

    Wednesday, March 07, 2018 at 06:00 PM
    We Work Crystal City in Arlington, VA
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